Bishop's Messages

A letter to Melkite Clergy, the virus codenamed COVID-19 is real

The first thing that must be said, and said without equivocation, is that the biological cause of the present pandemic, a virus codenamed COVID-19, is real. This virus is as real as any other microbiological pathogen that has assailed humanity throughout the millennia.

Word of Encouragement to the Catholic People of Australia

Word of Encouragement to the Catholic People of Australia

– Fom the Bishops of Australia

A Pastoral Letter for Easter, Holy and Glorious Pascha, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“And Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” (Luke 24:36)

Several individuals both ancient and modern have been credited with the adage, “In war the first casualty is truth.”  And we might add that the second casualty is invariably language. Currently, much in vogue is the word “unprecedented.”

A Pastoral Message concerning the Present COVID 19 Pandemic

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace be with you.

For the past two weeks, I have been in regular contact with the parish priests, who have kindly been sharing directly with you my pastoral directives. Of course, our discussions have been concerned very much with the present Corona virus pandemic...

Christmas Pastoral Letter 2019

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Grace and mercy and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus, our Lord, be with you.” (2 Tim 1:2)

Once more, a Merciful Providence has brought us to the celebration of the Divine Nativity; and as we draw near to the conclusion of one civil year and the beginning of another...